One of our most important roles is to make it easier for people to talk about hard things. A few weeks ago, we learned of the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. I reflected back on my own experience with depression and took the opportunity to talk about it with our team. My theory was, if by telling my own story (which would have terrified me in the past) I could make it a bit easier for someone else to talk about their struggles if necessary. I shared the letter internally, but also with some friends who also work in HR. I had a few ask if they could "borrow" the language from my letter to send to their own teams. In the spirit of being open-source, I'm sharing it here with you as well. Feel free to borrow and modify for your own use.